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About Jaime Amparo Alves

Jaime Amparo Alves (Ph.D.) is a professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York (CUNY/CSI), a researcher affiliate at Ceaf/Universidad Icesi and a Brazilian journalist. He is the author of The Anti-Black City: Police Terror and the Struggle for Black urban Life in Brazil (University of Minnesota Press).

Articles by Jaime Amparo Alves

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Lula da Silva as a nightmare

The main threat to democracy in Brazil is posed by part of the judiciary; a dangerous, well-born, conservative class of mostly white men. And Lula da Silva is their worst nightmare. Español

Lula da Silva como pesadilla

La principal amenaza a la democracia en Brasil viene de una parte de la judicatura, una peligrosa clase de hombres de buena familia, conservadores y mayormente blancos, y Lula da Silva es su peor pesadilla. English

Beyond samba and football: The Brazilian protests in context

Why are Brazilians saying “that is enough”? The answer depends on whom one asks.

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